BPFA STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES:
1 Stop violence against women.
2 Study the reasons for, and results of, violence
against women and the effectiveness of preventive measures.
3 Stop trafficking in women and help women who
are victims of violence because of prostitution and trafficking.
Online resources, websites, chat-rooms are being
used by women's organizations and networks worldwide to share
experiences, to mobilize support for specific actions and develop
global action strategies.
Cell phones are being used by women to report
on violent attacks when they occur (an example is Call to Protect
Program, from the Wireless Foundation).
Organizations engaged in protecting, investigating
and preventing violence against women are using ICTs to communicate
and share information among themselves to strengthen their response
Online Working Groups are being used by women
to share strategies for ending violence against women, model legislation,
training programs and other information.
WHAT GENDER ADVOCATES ARE FIGHTING FOR IN THE
WSIS POLICY DOCUMENTS
Promote the use of ICTs as an effective tool
in distributing information about, and advocating against gender-based
Promote the protection of women's human rights
against on-line sexual exploitation and gender-based violence
without compromising women's rights to information and communication.
Support women's on-line communities and networks,
especially those that aim to address gender issues such as violence
against women, and that prommote linguistic diversity so that
rural women and women who do not speak any international language
can access the information they need to combat violence.
Recognize and promote the relevance and complimentary
role of non-computer-based communication mediums such as radio,
video, telephone and fax, in the fight against gender-based violence